General Admission is FREE on Jan5 to see the acclaimed UP CONCERT CHORUS!
Event Date: January 2, 2014
Posted: January 3, 2014
Location: California, USA
Choir type: College and University Choirs
The multi-awarded University of the Philippines' Concert Chorus is on its 2013/2014 Winter Tour and will perform at the White Memorial Church (1720 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033) on January 5 at 6pm. General Admission is FREE with (registration online or at the venue) and VIP Front Section tickets are $25 advance donation.
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UP Concert Chorus performs in Los Angeles
2013 Winter Tour major concerts are on January 4 and 5 in Los Angeles
The UP Concert Chorus 21st international tour is a first in its history: embarking on a Winter Tour S’Aliw Himig: Isang Lakbay Taglamig, a month-long tour that has the group spending the Holidays away from their own families, opting to spread cheer to their US-based kababayans. S’Aliw is a conjunction of two Tagalog words “Saliw” (harmony, musical accompaniment, medley, potpourri, melange) and “Aliw” (delight; good cheer, joyousness, liveliness) combined with “Himig” (tune; melody; rhythm of music; note; tone). “Lakbay Taglamig” simply means a winter tour, journey or travel.
The tour covers West Coast from the State of Washington down to the main cities of California in the United States of America. UPCC will perform a varied repertoire of Classics, Spirituals, Christmas melodies, Broadway and Filipino Music. With a brilliant 51-year tradition of compelling interpretations, vibrant choreography, theatrical expressions, eye-catching costumes, and a charisma that is uniquely Filipino, Korus has revolutionized choir performance not only in the country, but in the world.
On January 4, Saturday, the UP Concert Chorus will be performing in Santa Clarita, at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church (22508 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita, CA) Tickets are $25, food concession sales begin at 6pm, and the floor will be open for dancing post-concert. For tickets please call Melody Ang-Gayon (323) 712-0212.
On January 5, Sunday, the performance will be at 6pm at White Memorial Church (1720 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033). General Admission is free with required registration, and VIP front section tickets are available for an advance donation of $25. Reserve online on www.eventbrite.com and search for “UP Concert Chorus” and use location “Los Angeles.” This concert is sponsored by PLDT US Mobility, Kababayan Today, Island Pacific and Music Arts Events. Registration is also possible at the venue.
The beginnings of the University of the Philippines Concert Chorus or UPCC hark back to the 1960's, a time marked by great political unrest in the Philippines. In response to the unstable national situation, UPCC, composed of university students with a sincere passion to sing, took their sentiments and patriotic pride to the stage. UPCC started their international tours in the early 70's and in 1974, was named one of the world's best choirs at the Lincoln Center International Choral Festival in New York. The Chorus tradition of representing the country in foreign stages still lives four decades later.
Led by Artistic Director Prof. Janet Sabas-Aracama, in 2012, Korus joined three international competitions and triumphed in all of them: the Festival Internacional de Musica de Cantonigros in Catalonia, Spain where they won First Prize in the Folk Category and Second Prize in the Mixed Category; the 9th Cantemus International Festival in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary where they got the Gold Diploma and Audience Prize; and the prestigious IV International Harald Andersen Chamber Choir Competition in Helsinki, Finland where they were named one of the six best choirs, making them the very first Asian choir to make it that far. Upon the group's return to the Philippines, the Aliw Awards Foundation feted Korus with its highest award, the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts recognized Korus as one of the Ani ng Dangal 2013 awardees.